ESOS Phase 2 | Fading Footprints
Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme – All you need to know…
ESOS|Phase 1 – Deadline 5th December 2015.
If you have missed the deadline for ESOS Phase 1 please get in touch straight away – we can get you compliant!
What is ESOS Phase 2? Does it affect my business? How do I become compliant?
Get up to speed with the Energy Savings opportunities Scheme. Here are a few Q&A’s to get you to grips with ESOS…
What is ESOS?
ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for organisations in the UK that meet the qualification criteria. The Environment Agency is the UK scheme administrator.
Organisations that qualify for ESOS must carry out ESOS assessments every 4 years. These assessments are audits of the energy used by their buildings, industrial processes and transport to identify cost-effective energy saving measures.
Organisations must notify the Environment Agency by a set deadline that they have complied with their ESOS obligations. The deadline for the first compliance period, 5 December 2015, has now passed.
What are the Deadlines for ESOS compliance?
ESOS Phase 1:
The deadline for ESOS Phase 1 was 5 December 2015. There are however qualifying companies within ESOS that aren’t compliant. The Environment Agency are issuing penalty notices to those who are still not compliant. If you receive one of these get in touch with us TODAY.
ESOS Phase 2:
The deadline for ESOS Phase 2 compliance is 5 December 2019.
The journey to compliance can often take time so the data preparation period began on 1st January 2018. The road to compliance starts now.
Does my Business Qualify for ESOS?
ESOS applies to large UK undertakings and their corporate groups. It mainly affects businesses but can also apply to not-for-profit bodies and any other non public sector undertakings that are large enough to meet the qualification criteria.
Your organisation qualifies for the first compliance period if, on 31 December 2014, it met the ESOS definition of a large undertaking.
Corporate groups qualify if at least one UK group member meets the ESOS definition of a large undertaking.
A large undertaking is:
- any UK company that either:
- employs 250 or more people, or
- has an annual turnover in excess of 50 million euro (£38,937,777), and an annual balance sheet total in excess of 43 million euro (£33,486,489)
- an overseas company with a UK registered establishment which has 250 or more UK employees (paying income tax in the UK)
You must take part in ESOS if your undertaking is part of a corporate group which includes another UK undertaking or UK establishment which meets these criteria.
ESOS & ISO 50001
If you qualify for ESOS and your organisation is fully covered by ISO 50001, you don’t need to carry out an ESOS assessment. You just need to notify the Environment Agency that you are compliant with ESOS.
What does an ESOS Assessment comprise of?
If you qualify for ESOS, but your organisation is not fully covered by ISO 50001, you need to carry out an ESOS assessment.
For your assessment, you need to:
1. Calculate your total energy consumption
2. Identify your areas of significant energy consumption
3. Appoint a lead assessor
4. Notify the Environment Agency
5. Keep records
What if we have missed the 5th December 2015 Deadline?
Get in touch with Fading Footprints straight away – we can get you compliant.
Qualifying organisations that have not completed and notified a compliance assessment by 5 December 2015 are in breach of the regulations and at risk of enforcement action and penalties.